International action calendar 2021

From the ongoing Indian farmer protests.

The dates are a mixture of days initiated by popular moveemnts and official UN dates when movements also often taken action. You can find more information about official UN dates in the link below. This list is done with the help of both global and European Sources. The first version was made to contribute to European/Prague Spring 2020 meeting online 5 – 6 December. Help is needed to fill in more actions days of continental or world wide importance including which coalition is supporting the initiative. Some of the dates below will have very many particpants, other may be proposals. The purpose of putting the list together is to help planning for those interested in organizing international acion days and campaigns./ Tord Björk Friends of the Earth Sweden, International Council WSF member for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. You can send suggestions to this list including link to more information about the dates to: tord.bjork@gmail.com

2021

4 January – The Assange verdict is supposed to be handed down this day in 2021, protests (IPA)

22 January – Celebration when the UN nuclear ban treaty will become law (peace movement)

23- 31 January – global decentralized WSF – Anti Davos

25 January – International Day of action on Yemen (peace movement)

25 January – Commemorating 10 year anniversary Tahrir square during Arab Spring, WSF action day, Helsinki

27 January – International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

20 February – World Day of Social Justice

8 March – International Women´s Day (WEF, EF)

21 March – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

30 March – International Domestic Workers Day (WEF)

17 April – International peasant struggle day (VC and others)

22 April – 9 May – International Action weeks: Disarm! for ecosocial transformation (E/P S)

22 April – International Mother Earth Day (environmental movement)

26 April – International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day (anti-nuclear movement)

End of April- beginning of May – Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) including International Anti- Military Base Protest Day

1 May – Worker’s Day (EF, WEF)

2 May – Odessa solidarity 7th anniversary of the attack on the trade union house in Odessa killing 42 people (E/P S)

8 – 9 May – Victory day against fascism in Europe (peace movement, EF)

24 May – International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (WEF)

5 June – World Environment Day (environmental movement, EF)

20 June – World Refugee Day (WEF)

6 August – Hiroshima Day (peace movement)

9 August – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

21 September – International Day of Peace (peace movement)

23 September – International Day against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking (WEF)

28 September – International Safe Abortion Day (WEF)

2 October – International Day of Non-Violence, Gandhi’s birth Day (peace movement)

15 October – International Day of Rural Women (WEF)

16 October – UN food day (Food sovereignty movement)

10 November – Proposal for a European Strike for Equal Pay Day in the EU – November 10 is the day when women symbolically stop getting paid compared to their male counterparts for the same job. (WEF)

25 November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (WEF, IPA)

29 November – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (IPA)

For more international UN days:
https://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/international-days

Acronyms
EF European Forum of Green, Progressive and Left Forces – https://europeanforum.eu
E/PS European/Prague Spring – https://www.attac.hu/2020/12/statement-from-european-prague-spring-december-5-6-mobilizing-meeting-for-world-social-forum-2021
IPA International People’s Assembly – https://antiimperialistweek.org
VC Via Campesina – https://viacampesina.org
WEF Women of the European Forum – https://europeanforum.eu/2020/11/23/women-assembly-manifesto
WEF World Economic Forum, the organizer of the Davos meeting – https://www.weforum.org/
WSF World SocialForum – https://wsf2021.net

Action proposals and backgrounds

Global Pact of Solidarity for the Rights of Migrant and Refugee Peoples, petition
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9DLtsHAZWZq6EQVI4ngBSSIy9–4phiR82CUSUZluCzMBAA/viewform

World Says No to War on Yemen, International Day of action:
https://www.stopwar.org.uk/article/call-to-protest-world-says-no-to-war-on-yemen-25-jan-2021

Ecosocial transformation through universal disarmament, end of April
http://www.ipb.org/uncategorized/build-back-better-again-for-peace

Nuke Free Europe petition
https://www.nukefreeeurope.eu

Mock COP 26 youth climate initiative
https://www.mockcop.org

Stop repression, Odessa solidarity May 2
https://solidaritywithodessa.wordpress.com

Holocaust and the rewriting of History, Prague Spring 2 webinar related to Auschwitz liberation January 27:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpnTQMBD6Fo&t=26s

European Forum
https://europeanforum.eu/online-2020/programme-2020
https://europeanforum.eu/2020/11/26/final-declaration-2020

European/Prague Spring
https://www.facebook.com/events/700058380890318

Altersummit
http://www.altersummit.eu

International People’s Assembly
https://antiimperialistweek.org,
https://twitter.com/antiimperial_20

World Social Forum 2021 January 23 – 31
https://wsf2021.net

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